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WordStar Word Processing Version 2.26 (1981) (MicroPro) (Osborne 1)

Instructions

This system will boot up and ask you to put a disk in the "A: drive". Trust us, it's already there: press the ENTER key. After showing a splash screen and booting through some messages of what's installed, you will be shown the edit screen of Wordstar. Press D to make a new file, and type in any 8+3 filename you'd like, for example: DOCUMENT.TXT. After that, you're in the editing screen. Fire away! Play around! Write your masterpiece. But be warned: There is no way to save your work, so don't put anything down you want to see again after a browser refresh or a window close.

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